Paranormal and Carnivale

A Touch of Darkness in Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. – Shakespeare While this book may not appear as a book about books, the eventual redemption of the main characters is predicated upon the knowledge that they gained while ‘researching’ about the nature of evil in the library. And since we are also celebrating […]

List of Circus, Carnivale, Paranormal Themed Books for All Ages

Our offering for this month’s Carnival of Children’s Literature (thank you to Just Children’s Books for hosting) is a list of Circus, Carnivale, and Paranormal themed books for children and young adults that we have reviewed for our bimonthly theme which ended during the first week of March. Picture Books It was great to discover […]

The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam: A Spooktacular Conclusion to Our Bimonthly Theme

As our bimonthly theme, Circus, Carnivale, and Paranormal Twists, comes to an end, I bring you Angela Shelf Medearis’s spooky albeit quirky picture book entitled The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam. This book was not part of my original book list for review. I stumbled upon it by accident while borrowing books for our Black […]

Poetry Friday Double Feature: A Mark Svendsen/Tim Burton Special

Hello readers! We at GatheringBooks are proud to once again host today’s Poetry Friday!! This Poetry Friday, in particular, is special for a few reasons: 1) we are doing a double feature on Mark Svendsen and Tim Burton; 2) the poems featured today coincide with our bimonthly theme; and 3) it’s Myra’s birthday!! YayYuhhhh!! :) […]

Christopher Cheng’s Creative Spookiness!

As we are in the tail-end of our Circus, Carnivale, and Paranormal Twists theme, we are happy to share with you our brief conversation with the indefatigable Australian Author Christopher Cheng who is also the author of the lovely picture book Sounds Spooky.  Click here to know more about Chris and his “Creative Spookiness.”